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Jeffrey Swider-Peltz

United States

SportSpeed Skating
NOCUnited States
Born08 Jul 1989 in  Chicago, IL
ResidenceMilwaukee, WI, USA
OccupationAthlete, Businessperson
LanguagesEnglish, French
Higher educationLanguage Studies - French - Wheaton College: United States
Personal Bests
Personal Bests
  Event RecordDateLocation 
    500m 36.51 09 Jan 2015 Milwaukee, WI  
    1000m 1:10.14 18 Mar 2017 Calgary  
    1500m 1:46.47 20 Nov 2015 Salt Lake City, UT  
    5000m 6:34.77 06 Jan 2017 Salt Lake City, UT  
    10000m 14:13.61 31 Dec 2012 Salt Lake City, UT  
Social Media
Social Media  
Sport Specific Information
Sport Specific Information
Reason for choosing this sportHis mother introduced him and his sister to the sport. "Not long after we both had been walking, mom would throw skates on me and Nancy Jr. at the rink in Milwaukee and let us skate for hours while she was training for the 1992 Olympic trials."  
Name of coachNancy Swider [personal, mother], USA, from 1991  
When and where did you begin this sport?He began skating at age two in Milwaukee, WI, United States of America.  
Club / TeamPark Ridge Speedskating Club: United States  
General Interest
General Interest
Memorable sporting achievementCompeting at a World Cup event with his sister Nancy Swider-Peltz. (Athlete, 10 Nov 2017)  
Most influential person in careerHis mother and coach Nancy Swider. (Athlete, 10 Nov 2017)  
Hero / IdolHis mother, and his sister. (Athlete, 10 Nov 2017)  
Sporting philosophy / motto"If you're not enough without a gold medal, you'll never be enough with one." [from the film 'Cool Runnings'] (Athlete, 10 Nov 2017)  
Other informationFOCUS
He took a break from speed skating between 2006 and 2010 to focus on his education and other sports. He played American football as a wide receiver at Wheaton College in Illinois, United States of America, but decided to quit university and focus on speed skating full-time following the 2010 Olympic Winter Games in Vancouver. "It was after the football season and while watching the Vancouver Olympics that I decided to jump back into speed skating and focus on becoming the best I could be in this sport." (, 03 Feb 2016;, 2014;, 25 Oct 2012)

He also studied studio art while at Wheaton College in Illinois, United States of America. (Athlete, 10 Nov 2017)
HobbiesArt, graphic design. (, 03 Feb 2016)  
Other sportsHe played collegiate American football during his time at Wheaton College in Illinois, United States of America. He has also competed in roller speed skating. (, 02 Sep 2016;, 03 Feb 2016)  
Famous relativesHis mother Nancy Swider represented the United States of America in speed skating at three Olympic Winter Games between 1976 and 1988. His sister Nancy Swider-Peltz Jr. has also represented the United States of America in speed skating, competing at the 2010 Olympic Winter Games in Vancouver. (, 03 Feb 2016)  
Championships results
Year Competition Event Rank  
Championships results
    2014/2015 World Single Distances Championships Mass Start 16 Laps8  
World Cups
Year Competition Event Rank  
World Cups
    2014/2015 World Cup Mass Start 16 Laps19  
    2015/2016 World Cup 1500m25  
    2017/2018 World Cup Mass Start 16 Laps27  
    2014/2015 World Cup 1500m31  
    2014/2015 World Cup 1000m44